Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy (Teaching and Scholarship)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7081304 (Ref.No. ESLSS1069)
Posted: July 19, 2021

Job Description

This opportunity is open to existing employees in the School of Sociology and Social Policy only.

We are looking for a flexible, proactive, and forward-thinking team player with an ability to motivate and inspire learners. Do you have a clear commitment to creating and delivering an excellent student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group university? Are you interested in teaching and scholarship with opportunities for progression and promotion? Do you have a background in Sociology, Social Policy or a related discipline? 

Since 1946 the School of Sociology and Social Policy has been a leading international university department for theoretically-engaged, socially relevant and broadly conceived sociological studies. The School provides one of the largest university environments for research and teaching in sociology and social policy in the UK. It continues the proud tradition of social sciences in Leeds that began in 1909, soon after the University was founded. Critical sociologies of the ‘margins’ have been key to the development of the School, underlying its many achievements. The School pioneered Disability Studies. It has played a prominent role in developing realist methodologies and qualitative longitudinal research, the study of genders, and bodies, life course, youth and family research and the articulation between critical race theory and postcolonial/decolonial studies.  

As part of our Diamond Jubilee (1946-2021) celebrations, the School seeks to enhance its teaching and learning portfolio. We are looking for  Lecturers (Teaching and Scholarship) to help us deliver a diverse, inclusive, non-didactic, decolonial, and digitally-informed student education experience. Providing our undergraduates and taught postgraduates with a high-quality research-based pedagogy. You will be encouraged and expected to build a career as a teaching and scholarship academic with potential for advancement and development. 

We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in two or more of these fields: 

    Society, culture and media; 

    Social and public policy;


    Social theory.

The School of Sociology and Social Policy values an inclusive working and teaching environment and our aim is to develop a diverse staff and student community reflective of this. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability and aspire to further diversify our School and Faculty community. We particularly welcome applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been under-represented in the University including, but not limited to: Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and disabled people.

To explore the post further or for any queries, you may have, please contact: 

Professor S. Sayyid, Head of School of  Sociology and Social Policy

Email: S.Sayyid@leeds.ac.uk

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Sociology & Social Policy
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 16 July 2021
Closing Date:  Friday 30 July 2021
Reference:  ESLSS1069

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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